New Art Exhibit Pays Tribute to Aspen Artist Herbert Bayer

Dec 20, 2013

A new art exhibit in Aspen features the work of one of Aspen’s most well-known artists: Herbert Bayer. Bayer designed the Aspen Institute’s 40-acre campus and worked on projects in town, including redesigning the exterior paint job on the Hotel Jerome.

The exhibit, at the Doerr-Hosier Center’s Resnick Gallery, features photography, paintings, tapestry, and a world atlas. David Floria is the exhibit’s curator.

"He always loved being in the mountains and he really gave up a lot of international fame and recognition by being here."

Bayer, originally from Austria, moved to Aspen in 1946 after living in New York. Walter Paepcke brought him to the Aspen area to create a cultural utopia. Bayer died in California in 1985.

The exhibit is officially called The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Gifts and Loans to the Aspen Institute. The artworks are on display for at least the next year. The exhibit opens to the public on December 30th.